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Frequently Asked Questions

We often hear questions like these of visitors and newcomers. If you have other questions, please call the Parish Office at (415) 751-1198 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Who Attends St. James?

St. James’ membership includes more than 250 people of all ages.  Our members come from a variety of religious and cultural backgrounds. Many are “cradle” Episcopalians who grew up in this tradition.  Three generations of some families continue to worship here together.  A significant number are former Roman Catholics who have found a home in the Episcopal Church.  Most fit into the “miscellaneous” category – raised in other Protestant faiths or in none at all.  Several interfaith families worship here and a number of our members have been strongly influenced by Buddhist teaching and practice. This is one of the reasons we say the “Episcopal Church Welcomes You” – we embrace everyone no matter where they come from or where they are on their spiritual journey.

While most of our members live in San Francisco and a significant portion are Richmond district neighbors, we draw people from the East Bay, the Peninsula, and from across the Golden Gate Bridge as well.